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2013 Farms Afield
Weekend Retreat to Great Camp Sagamore
Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, New York
July 19 - 21
Farms Afield Weekend Retreat to Great Camp Sagamore is SOLD OUT.
The Stickley Museum's next Farms Afield will be the biggest yet! Meet us for a summer weekend retreat, July 19-21, at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, New York. Built in 1897, Great Camp Sagamore was the wilderness retreat of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. A 27-building complex, the site is now a National Historic Landmark. Our Friday-Sunday Farms Afield will feature programs planned exclusively for our group by the Sagamore staff. Highlights include:
A visit to the extraordinary Adirondack Museum with a private program for our group and a welcome reception at Great Camp Sagamore.
A lecture from honored guest and distinguished architectural historian Dr. Richard Guy Wilson; the award-winning Sagamore site tour, and free time to explore Sagamore and its grounds.
Dr. Wilson's lecture, entitled "Wilderness Rusticity and American Identity," will address American architecture and design in the 19th and early 20th century, considering the influence of nature, wilderness, and rusticity. He will look at the emergence of the rustic style around the country in western parks, the Adirondacks, and elsewhere, including the Log House at Craftsman Farms.
Dr. Wilson holds the Commonwealth Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia. A frequent lecturer for universities, museums and professional groups, and a television commentator for "America's Castles," "American Experience" and the history channel, he has also curated numerous exhibitions and published many articles and books including: The American Renaissance (1979), McKim, Mead & White Architects (1983) , The Colonial Revival House (2004) and Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House (2008) and many others and his book on Edith Wharton's architecture and houses was published in 2012. He has led the Victorian Society's 19th Century Summer School that has been located in Boston, Philadelphia, and now Newport, RI for 32 years. He received the Outstanding Professor award in 2001 and he was the Thomas Jefferson Fellow at Cambridge University, England in 2007.
A luncheon lake cruise and tour of Camp Pine Knot, W.W. Durant's first Adirondack Great Camp.
Please mark your calendar and watch our website for more details about this one-of-a-kind opportunity! For more on Great Camp Sagamore, visit GreatCampSagamore.org
Please note: The retreat begins with a "meetup" on Friday, July 19 at the Adirondack Museum. Transportation will not be provided. Registration is limited and ALL guest rooms and bathrooms at Great Camp Sagamore are shared.
July 19 - 21, 2013
Farms Afield to Great Camp Sagamore
$495 Non Member
December 08, 2013